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FURTHER STUDY: Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, has been investigating lubricin, a glycoprotein recently licensed to Novartis for use as a dry-eye treatment. Jay is looking into lubricin’s potential as a treatment for damaged joints and abdominal scarring prevention. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. hospitals’ dilemma: Nurture innovation or be downsized by it

Medical innovation saves and improves otherwise desperate lives and lends prestige to the hospitals nurturing it, while attracting new patients, funding, and top researchers...
CARE NEW ENGLAND is closing Memorial Hospital, with some services remaining long term. A second public-comment meeting will be held Dec. 4 to allow the community to voice concerns on the impact of the closure. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

RIDOH schedules public-comment meeting on Memorial Hospital closure

PAWTUCKET – The R.I. Department of Health tonight is hosting a second meeting to hear public comment on Care New England’s planned shuttering of...
A PUBLIC COMMENT hearing on Memorial Hospital's closing will be held Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. at Goff Middle School at 974 Newport Ave. in Pawtucket. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

RIDOH hosting public comment for Memorial Hospital closing

PAWTUCKET - Care New England's application to close Memorial Hospital is filed, and the R.I. Department of Health is holding a meeting Monday night at Lyman...
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Five Questions With Sandy Coletta

Sandy Coletta | Author, former president of Kent Hospital 1. Can you give our readers a summary of your book, “The Owl Approach to Storytelling”?...
MEMBERS OF UNITED NURSES and Allied Professionals Local 5008 picketed Kent Hospital on Toll Gate Road Sept. 12, calling for terms equal to other workers and job security assurances. They and the hospital agreed to those terms Oct. 22. / COURTESY KENT HOSPITAL

Kent Hospital, UNAP agree on equal terms for newly unionized workers,...

WARWICK - United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5008 and Kent Hospital reached a tentative agreement Sunday night, Oct. 22, on a first contract for...
MEMBERS OF UNITED NURSES and Allied Professionals Local 5008 picketed Kent Hospital on Toll Gate Road Sept. 12, calling for terms equal to other workers and job security assurances. / COURTESY KENT HOSPITAL

UNAP members picket outside Kent Hospital, call for equal terms, job...

WARWICK - Members of United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5008 picketed outside Kent Hospital on Sept. 12, seeking equal terms between new and existing...

Care New England CEO ‘confident’ Partners takeover deal will happen

PROVIDENCE – A week after Partners HealthCare said it was halting a potential merger with Care New England due to concerns with its finances,...
CARE NEW ENGLAND reported a $6.5 million loss int he company's fiscal third quarter ending in June. Above, one of the hospitals the organization operates, Memorial Hospital. /COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

Care New England posts operating loss of $6.5M in fiscal Q3,...

PROVIDENCE – Care New England reported a $6.5 million operating loss for its fiscal third quarter through June, with the health care provider reporting...
THE KENT HOSPITAL Auxiliary will host its 20th annual golf tournament and dinner on July 10 at Potowomut Golf Club in Warwick. Tournament proceeds will support Kent Hospital’s surgical services department. /COURTESY KENT HOSPITAL

Kent Hospital Auxiliary to host 20th annual golf tournament July 10

WARWICK – The Kent Hospital Auxiliary will host its 20th annual golf tournament and dinner on July 10 at Potowomut Golf Club in Warwick....
WOMEN & INFANTS Hospital of Rhode Island is one of the Care New England facilities that will be affected by layoffs. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Care New England announces layoffs, cites financial challenges

Updated 2:06 and 3:23 p.m. PROVIDENCE – A week after it announced it signed a letter of intent to join Boston-based Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts,...
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